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bb moondog
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From: Gilbert AZ
Posted: 2015-05-02 07:43 am   Permalink

Nope its a KEEPER..I will be posting some of those German HI lps on ebay soon though..they are TOO ersatz even for this kind of music
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bb moondog
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From: Gilbert AZ
Posted: 2015-05-03 11:20 am   Permalink

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On 2015-05-02 07:43, bb moondog wrote:
Nope its a KEEPER..I will be posting some of those German HI lps on ebay soon though..they are TOO ersatz even for this kind of music
heres my cast offs--the Gene Rains one was areal FIND but I have it digitally already

http://my.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MyEbay&gbh=1&CurrentPage=MyeBayAllSelling&ssPageName=STRK:ME:LNLK:MESX



 
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bb moondog
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From: Gilbert AZ
Posted: 2015-05-29 3:23 pm   Permalink


this pile of about 10 HI lps ..absolutely FREE from a thrift that just gave up on selling lps
MORE FOR ME
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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 519
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2015-05-31 11:33 am   Permalink

Here are some recent finds. A few are from ebay and a few were from a recent daytrip over to Kailua town to shop in some of the antique stores. I really haven't been posting new finds here and it dawns on me I really SHOULD as I enjoy seeing every one elses!


Japanese record. Fascinatin' Hawaiian music by S. Oppachi & His Sounds.


2 LP Japanese gatefold, Hawaiian mood music collection by Grand Fantastic Strings


Micronesia: A musical glimpse, uncredited native artists from Thee Marshalls, Truk, Ponape, Palau, Yap, The Marianas, THe Gilberts.



Always happy to find volumes of Souvenir Songs of Hawaii by 49th State Hawaii records that has songs I didn't have already. These are vols. 17 & 18 and contain my NEW old favorite song "Take a dreamboat to paradise" by June Ululani Leite.


Japanese record. Honeymoon in Hawaii by The Hilo Island Kings.


Sounds like Hawaii by The Changs.


Groovy lounge stuff. Kit Samson's Sound Advice at The Maile Lounge, Kahala Hilton


Tahitian instrumental group, with Hawaiian steel guitar. Nice stuff. Takiti Ma, vol. 5 by Takiti Ma


Live from The Kahiki by The Beachcomber Trio. 2010 release of recordings made in 1965. Martin Denny-esque.


Japanese record. Hula nova by Tatsuo Okhashu.


Polynesian romp, vol. 1 by Bill Sevesi & His Islanders. There must be a volume 2 out there somewhere, right??



Pearly shells by The Mokambo Combo at a resort in Fiji.



This was a curious album I'd never heard of or seen before, picked up cheap at a local surf/Hawaiiana shop. Instrumental organ with drumming, essentially, out of Quebec.

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Kaiwaza
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From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2015-06-11 10:21 pm   Permalink

Recent finds:
I've had the CD of this for years, but I've been waiting to get the vinyl at a good price & I finally did. "Jungle Exotica", strip tease type singles by various artists. Of course, the cover art is amazing.



Yet more Hawaiian vinyl from Japan. A double LP gatefold by the instrumental group, The Hawaiian Echoes "Hawaiian Best Collection" from 1975.



So, I've been buying SO MANY Japanese Hawaiian records lately...someone in Japan is unloading a lot of them on ebay and I've been bidding & winning quite a few of them. Needless to say, shipping from Japan is rather high. I have even more in the mail on the way. I decided I needed to go on a "vinyl ban" and break out the ramen noodles for the next month. Like an idiot, I went to a local record shop, Jelly's, thinking I would just check out the $1.00 record bin only for some lounge music. I did find a few things & then made the mistake of saying "Well, it would silly not to at least look at the Hawaii/Pacific section. Of course, there were TONS of these very exotic Tahitian records there that WEREN'T there before. Some beautiful, very good condition 1950s ones, and several of the glossy, gorgeous Barclay & Manuiti record label LPs...everything was reasonably priced between $4-$7 each. And I HAD to get everything I didn't already have. I mean, chances are slim to none I'd ever find these again & in such great condition. The clerk was like, "Yeah, it's kind of crazy we got all these in as we seldom see Tahitian stuff coming through." So, I got a dozen. Is there anything even CHEAPER than ramen noodles??? I just couldn't pass them up.
































And there was even the elusive Eddie Lund Tahitian Christmas LP for $4.00.





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Kaiwaza
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From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2015-07-19 11:27 am   Permalink

Someone in Japan was listing a bunch of Hawaiian LPs recorded in Japan, and I couldn't resist. Plus, an interesting German release.
"Go With Me To Hawaii" by The Samoa Serenaders, Cornet, no date. Love the cover on this one.


I was really happy to score yet another "Takiti Ma: Intrumental Ukulele, Guitar & Co." record. I had gotten one many years ago and never really saw one again until recently, when I've managed to get two recently. This one is Volume 4, and like the others, it's nice Hawaiian style instrumental renditions of Tahitian songs.
"Takiti Ma: Instrumental Ukulele, Guitar, & Company, Volume 4" Manuiti records, no date.


"Hawaiian Best Album" by Ginji Yamaguchi, steel guitar. Polydor, no date.


"Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii" by Hiroshi Wada (steel guitar) & The Royal Hawaiian Boys. Toshiba records, no date.



"Buckie Shirakata Hawaiian Dance Party" by Buckie Shirakata & His Aloha Hawaiians. Teichiku records, Social Dance Series, no date.


I don't think I've ever heard of the instrument "electone" before. Sounds rather like a cross between a piano & an organ. Yet, this is the second "electone" Hawaiian LP I've come across recently. Perhaps it went through a brief period of popularity. I seem to recall seeing a Jackie Gleason LP that may have featured it also.
"Hawaiian Best Album By Electone" by Yuri Tashiro & Hawiian Group. Crown, 1974.


This is a really curious LP. These are standard orchestral Hawaiian selections, but they are layered with various sound effects & a female narration describing various excursions, sights, including shopping, airport arrival, moonlight beach walks, etc. Put out by Japan Air Lines (JAL).
"Blue Hawaii/South Pacific: JAL Travel Sound Series" by Mr. Y.K. & The Blue Strings. POlydor records, 1981.


"Hawaiian Golden Hits" by Ethel Nakada. Toshiba records, no date. Noted singer of Hawaiian tunes from Japan.



I like the cover on this this. First time I think I've run across coolats on a Hawaiian record.
"Hawaiian Symphonic Mood" by The Polydor Symphonic Orchestra. Polydor records, no date.


If you're interested in this type of music, you enjoy listening to my hobby online station "Hawaiian Hi-Fi", which is free to listen to 24/7.
http://www.live365.com/stations/kaiwaza







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tikicoma
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Joined: Jan 16, 2010
Posts: 720
From: wakinekona
Posted: 2015-08-23 11:54 pm   Permalink

A few of my recent finds. Guess which one I bought jut for the jacket!



p.s. I think that Perez Prado's Voodoo Suite may have been bought from new member Adam Aku Aku at Tiki Kon and he threw in the Drumbs around the World lp just because he thought it was under appreciated. thanks!

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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 519
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2015-08-28 3:33 pm   Permalink

A few more recent vinyl pick-ups:


Really bizarre German LP consisting of six medleys of Euro-Polynesian ditties. It's a 1972 LP, and honestly it sounds kind of like The Ray Conniff Singers on an acid trip...there's hand clapping, fuzz guitar, moog synthesizer...kind of a "wall of Hawaiianish sound."


From Japan, a strange LP again. Not sure what they concept is here for "Home Songs 16: Hawaiian Songs" by The Tokyo pop Orchestra and Crystal Vocal College.Side One is Hawaiian, side two has seemingly random songs on it ending with The Battle Hymn Of The Republic..seriously. There's a killer version of "Hawaiian War Chant" sung in Japanese, and an odd song with drumming called "A Song Of Samoa Island."


Another LP from the prolific Swedish steel guitar player and "singer" Yngve Stoor. I really wish had wouldn't have sung on his records as the steel playing is nice, but the singing...ugh. Oddly, this one has no tittle of the front, but on the back it's called "Snackans Sang", which as far as I can figure out from online translating, is probably something like "Seashell Song."


A pop/cultural icon on Guam, Johnny Sablan, and his LP "My Chamorrans." Chamorrans are the indigenous people of Gum, as opposed to Guamanians, which is the general population regardless of ethnicity. The LPs in OK condition, the jackets kind of trashed, but his records are WAY expensive when they are listed online, so I grabbed this thrift store cheapo copy.


This is an old 10-inch LP from Japan and what a GREAT find this was! It's called "Hawaiian Christmas Carols" by Ginji Yamaguchi & His Luana Hawaiians. This is an excellent instrumental album containing Christmas songs on Hawaiian guitar, ukulele, church bells, etc. There's GREAT bongo drum action as well as several songs are presented as cha chas & upbeat numbers..."Jingle Bells", "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus", "Rudolph" and "Mele Kalikimaka"..even "Auld Lang Syne." This is a TREAT and I can't wait to spin this one during the holidays on "Hawaiian Hi-Fi" radio!


Lastly, an LP that has had an emotional impact on me as a collector and really "made my year." One of the very first Hawaiians records I ever had was by The Waikikis, a instrumental group out of Belgium that had an international hit with the song "Hawaii Tattoo" in 1964. I had two Waikikis LP as a kid ("Hawaii Tattoo" and "Hawaii Beach Party") and honestly I wore them out. I've since replaced them and gotten most everything they put out in LP form, over a dozen records, and for me they always epitomized the sound of what I imagined it would be like living in "gleaming city in the Pacific, Honolulu."
When I saw THIS LP listed on German ebay "Traumklange von Hawaii" or "Dream Sounds Of Hawaii" by the Honolulu Paradise Band, I just assumed it was a budget label reissue of stuff I already had plenty of. But when I looked at the song titles and that the soloist was Jo Van Wetter, my heart raced. Jo Van Wetter wrote many of the original songs on The Waikikis LPs, but I never realized he/she was their steel guitarist. I thought.."Holy smokes, is it possible that this is some kind of spin-off project that "sounds like" the Waikikis? Could it be? like, a "lost Waikikis" album, kind of??" I had to order it and I was amazed and kind of overwhelmed when I put it on the turntble and, sure enough, they created an album with the EXACT Waikikis-style sound and arrangements, with mostly new original compositions like "Telphone From Hawaii", "Blowing Kisses On The Beach" and "Hula Girl Parade"...tres-Waikikis. I felt like a little kid at Christmas, or an explorer who comes across a lost treasure. I've been playing this record on an endless loop the past few days! So happy to have found this.

Got some more things coming in the mail shortly, and will put up a few selections from the new records onto the radio station playlist, too.

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shop99er
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Posted: 2015-08-29 4:19 pm   Permalink












Recording the one below right now. Quite nice.

Found it in an antique shop that's closing next week. *whew*


edits were to add more images

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Kaiwaza
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 519
From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2015-09-04 1:06 pm   Permalink

That Sandy Warner chick certainly got around, didn't she?

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Kaiwaza
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From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2015-09-04 1:25 pm   Permalink

Recent finds

Believe it or not, I'd never picked this LP up before...because it was always super expensive whenever I found it, plus I kept hearing that no one seems to like it..too rock, not enough exotica. I was pleasantly surprised. It's definitely "later Les Baxter" style, more mod, etc..but Yma Sumac warbling over everything is awesome. I totally enjoyed this LP..it's like a bizarre rock-opera.


A cool souvenir album from King's Alley Shopping Center, soon to be town down also, I understand. Eddie Kekaula used to perform there and was part of their well-known "changing of the Guard" presentation.




These ladies were still singing at the Outrigger Hotel when I was working there a few years ago.


Released in1978, and looking very 1970's indeed is the LP from the Society Of Seven, "Fashionably Yours." They were still performing regularly at the Outrigger Hotel, but now only perform on special occasions. They were the longest running show in Waikiki, with occasional membership changes, obviously.




From the UK, "Hawaii" by The South Sea Serenaders features Billy Bell on steel guitar (as do MANY Hawaiian records out of the UK of various studio groups). Nice easy listening orchestral Hawaiian tidbits for maitai sipping.


If you like these kinds of records, stop by my online hobby radio station "Hawaiian Hi-Fi" on live365.com that plays vinyl selections 24/7, free of charge.
http://www.live365.com/stations/kaiwaza




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Kaiwaza
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From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2015-09-22 11:35 am   Permalink

New finds:
Steel guitar in Hawaiian by Yoji Yamashita and Five Sounds. A 10-inch lp from Japan.


Hawaiian starlight by Jack Sound '79. This Japanese instrumental lp has some great arrangements on it.


Songs of the islands by the Jack David Band and the Kenny Sisters. A European lp with a mix of Indonesian and Hawaiian songs all in Hawaiian style.


A Dutch lp, Tropical breeze by Papaya.


Aloha by the Blue Wahinis [Wahines]. A European budget label lp, these songs were re-issued over and over again under different ficticious group names. I think it might be Frank Baum or George De Fretes, but I really don't know. Think of these lps as the "Luke Leilanis" of Europe.


Golden Hawaiian album by Leo Addeo and his orchestra. Interesting in that as a Japanese release, it has several songs by Leo Addeo that were NOT on his American Hawaiian records, namely the Japan favorites On a little bamboo bridge, Kaimana Hila, and Malihini mele.


Yakety sax in Hawaii by Boots Randolph, saxophone. Personally, the most interesting of the batch. This is a Japan release of a Monument label (U.S. based). I had no idea Boots Randolph EVER did a Hawaiian album and have never seen it anywhere. THe Ebay listing I won was the first time I'd ever heard of this lp and it is, indeed, performed in that Yakety sax style. I wonder if it was ever even released in the U.S.



If you like this type of music, check out my free online Hawaiian vinyl radio station operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week "Hawaiian hi-fi" on Live365.com
http://www.live365.com/stations/kaiwaza



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Kaiwaza
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From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2015-10-24 1:10 pm   Permalink

2-LP set out of France, by Harry Kalapana...a pseudonym for Harry Hougassian, steel guitarist.


"Rocking" out with Japan's Blue Hawaiians.


This French LP was a bit of a disappointment, in that the tunes weren't Hawaiian or Tahitian at all. However, they are all bachelor pad marimba latin numbers. "Tahitian Surprise Party in Pampelonne". Great cover.


A few more in the mail on their way.....
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Kaiwaza
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From: Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
Posted: 2015-10-24 8:59 pm   Permalink

Double LP set of choral group performances, some Hawaiian selections. Pasadena Chorus, Western Continentals, Cracker Jills, Salt Falts, The Confederates. "He Mele Hawaii" Pasadena Civic Auditorium, March 1966.


Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats (Big band arrangements): Hawaiian Standard, 1961



Japanese 10-inch LP: Hawaiian Holiday by The Mahina All-Stars and steel guitarist Hiroshi Wada. Some really unusual arrangements on this one.





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From: broken arrow
Posted: 2015-10-28 06:24 am   Permalink

i added these gems to my collection recently - love when i find fairly rare exotica and surf at thrift stores / antique malls







 
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